As the FIFA World Cup reaches its nail-biting final stages and the tennis season continues with the kickoff of the Wimbledon Championships, we celebrate a collection of watches that evoke all the beauty, precision and daring of competitive sport.
July 06, 2018
SUMMER OF SPORT
Sail away with Corum
Designed to evoke the world of sailing, Corum’s Admiral’s Cup is named after the famous sailing race that was launched by members of the Royal Ocean Racing Club in 1956. It has a distinctive 12-sided bezel adorned with 12 nautical pennants from the International Maritime Signals code. The distinctive calendar display indicates the month in the sub-dial at 6 o’clock and the date around the circumference of the dial.
The Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Annual Calendar is available in the Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons boutique, Dubai Mall.
Race into the water with Tag Heuer
In honor of the various athletic championships occurring this summer, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer collection is the perfect, choice combining appealing designs with horological expertise. From left to right: 35mm Ladies Aquaracer, Aquaracer Calibre 5, and 35mm black mother of pearl Aquaracer.
Available in the Tag Heuer boutique and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons boutique, Dubai Mall.
Game, Set & Match with Rolex
The official timekeepers of The Championships, Rolex celebrates their 40-year anniversary with Wimbledon, commencing their partnership in 1978 as they strive in their same pursuit of excellence. Although not traditionally classed as a sporty model, the pared-back oystersteel & white Rolesor bracelet, paired with black dial and contrasting red accents gives off an athletic air. The dual time zone function allows you to keep track of any sporting events you might be following across the globe making the Sky-Dweller a compelling timepiece of revolutionary design that blends mechanical sophistication and ease of use.
The Rolex Sky-Dweller is available in the Rolex Boutique, Fashion Avenue Dubai Mall.
Stand out from the crowd with Audemars Piguet
The grass is always greener on the court where this dazzling timepiece lays. The Audemars Piguet 37mm Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding chronograph is built with 18-carat pink gold casing, diamond set bezel and an elegant grey rubber strap, excellently representing the very essence of the brand.
Available in the Audemars Piguet boutique, Dubai Mall.
Dive deep with MB&F
The phosphoric green MB&F Aquapod is inspired by the synchronicity and connectivity of Jellyfish, baring horological tentacles and displaying strong connectivity throughout its 303 components. Exemplifying the evergrowing boundaries of horology, this luxury 3D timepiece positions itself as a solid contender and hosts a flying tourbillon, amidst the luminescent pop of color.
Available at the MAD Gallery, Dubai Mall
Improve your performance with Breitling
Enjoy the essence of summer and maintain your style with Breitling. For a ladies’ timepiece that blends style with performance Breitling offers this distinctive ladies’ model that can be interpreted in many different guises; seen here in stainless steel with a blue dial. Dapper men can don the captivating blue-dial Chronomat, a watch that reflects a universe dedicated to performance, sporting feats and surpassing personal limits.
The Breitling Chronomat and Breitling Galactic 32 Sleek Edition are available in Breitling boutique, Dubai Mall
Stand tough with Hublot
“With a hardness that surpasses that of any traditional metal used in watchmaking, ceramic is considered a “scratch-proof” material that will never show any signs of wear or aging.” This statement by Hublot should be reassurance enough that a ceramic watch can be a worthy addition to any sports enthusiast’s collection. The bright white case and strap lend a chic element to this timepiece that appears to be tougher than it looks.
The Hublot Big Bang Unico is available in the Hublot boutique, Dubai Mall
Stay on track with Chopard
More closely associated with the sport of motor-racing than racquet sports, the Chopard Mille Miglia draws automotive inspiration into its aesthetics with a watch dial that has been created to resemble a vehicular dashboard and a rubber strap that evokes 1960s Dunlop tire treads. It’s a timepiece that adapts flawlessly to the wrist whether being worn for precision or leisure.
The Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph is available at Chopard boutiques
Submerge with Richard Mille
With development guided by extreme submarine conditions, the RM 028 this watch has an imposing 47mm case that houses a skeletonized movement. An intensely durable instrument, the timepiece is water resistant to a depth of 300 metres with a screwed crown construction. However, given it’s almost complete composition of grade 5 titanium, the watch is also incredibly light, allowing the wearer to get the most of the water whilst keeping perfect time.
The Richard Mille RM 028 is available at the Richard Mille boutique, Dubai Mall